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Changes in version 2.0 of SETI@home

All platforms

Graphical versions

Windows and Macintosh

Windows

Macintosh

UNIX and other text-only versions

Moving SETI@home's Data Files

Due to our new security measures to prevent falsified results, it is best to treat all the data files as a unit. If for any reason you must move or copy the data files, be sure to move them all together. The files affected include key.sah, state.sah, outfile.sah, result_header.sah, work_unit.sah and result.sah (not all of these will exist at any one time). You need not move user_info.sah, version.sah or "SETI@home ReadMe" together with the others.

Some users download work units and return results from one computer, but process different work units on different machines, or save them for later processing on the same computer. If the computers are all of the same type and are all running the same version of SETI@home, then the procedure above will work.

As an alternative, you may move only work_unit.sah or result.sah between different computers running SETI@home. If you move only work_unit.sah, SETI@home will delete and reinitialize the other files, so the work unit will be processed starting at the beginning.

If you move only result.sah to a different computer, that SETI@home client will send the result to the server.

(Windows) IMPORTANT: Be sure to completely exit from SETI@home (by right-clicking on its icon in the System Tray and selecting Exit from the pop-up menu) before moving files. Selecting Exit from the maximized application's File Menu or Close Box does _not_ completely exit. The SETI@home screensaver will will automatically restart the application when it kicks in, or you may restart it in the usual way by double-clicking SETI@home.exe.

(Macintosh) IMPORTANT: Be sure to completely quit SETI@home before moving files. The SETI@home screensaver will will automatically restart the application when it kicks in, or you may restart it in the usual way by selecting Launch from the SETI@home icon in the menu bar.